Study shows rise in sudden, severe food allergies among adults



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New York, N.Y. (NBC) – Imagine you are out to dinner, enjoying your favorite dish, and then suddenly–you have trouble breathing.

You are having a severe allergic reaction to a food you’ve loved for years, and you aren’t alone.

A new study finds that severe allergic reactions to food in adults have gone up sharply, more than 300% in the last decade.

Researchers haven’t found conclusive evidence as to why this is happening. But they say it the reactions are occurring quickly and without any warning.

Food allergies are different than food intolerance and the reaction to a food allergy in an adult can be much more severe than the reaction in a child.